1 The wilderness and the dry land shall be gladdened; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

References for Isaiah 35:1

    • a 35:1 - Or 'narcissus,' as Cant. 2.1.
      2 It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice even with joy and shouting: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of Jehovah, the excellency of our God.
      3 Strengthen the weak hands and confirm the tottering knees.
      4 Say to them that are of a timid heart, Be strong, fear not; behold your God: vengeance cometh, the recompense of God! He will come himself, and save you.
      5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf be unstopped;
      6 then shall the lame [man] leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and torrents in the desert.

      References for Isaiah 35:6

        • b 35:6 - Arabah: see Josh. 3.16.
          7 And the mirage shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of wild dogs, where they lay down, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

          References for Isaiah 35:7

            • c 35:7 - Or '[shall be] a court for reeds.'
            • d 35:7 - Or 'papyrus.'
              8 And a highway shall be there and a way, and it shall be called, The way of holiness: the unclean shall not pass through it; but it shall be for these. Those that go [this] way -- even fools, -- shall not err [therein].
              9 No lion shall be there, nor shall ravenous beast go up thereon, nor be found there; but the redeemed shall walk [there].
              10 And the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come to Zion with singing; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.